any of various orchids of the genus Cymbidium, native to Asia and Australia, having long clusters of numerous showy, variously colored flowers.
Origin of cymbidium
< New Latin
< Greek kýmb(ē
) (see cymbiform
) + -idion -idium
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Historical Examples of cymbidium
The only hybrids of Cymbidium known to me are eburneo-Lowianum and its converse, Lowiano-eburneum.
Among miscellaneous examples here is a handsome specimen of Cymbidium Devonianum, and a very remarkable hybrid of Catt.
We have another house devoted mainly to Cymbidium, in which they have been planted out for some years, with results worth noting.
The acquisitions in Botany consisted of some fine Cyrtandraceæ, a Cymbidium, and some ferns.
Cymbidium has been enriched by the hybridist, the section Cyperorchis being merged in true Cymbidium.
British Dictionary definitions for cymbidium
noun plural -diums
a genus, Cymbidium, of subtropical and tropical orchids native to Australia and Asia, having boat-shaped showy flowers
Word Origin for cymbidium
C19: from Latin cymba boat
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